Norut develops technologies adapted to meet challenges in the Arctic climate. Drift ice, icing, pressure ridges and winter storms make strict demands on off-shore constructions. Several industrial operations in northern and Arctic areas demand new thinking on the use of materials, surveillance, emergency response and security. Norut’s unmanned aircraft systems are utilized in an increasing number of areas. The combination of extreme track force in a steep landscape with high precipitation is being tested by the Ofoten Line. We engage in research on Arctic technology because the action is occurring in the north.
Ten ships navigated the Northeast Passage last year. It will be a long time before the Northern Sea Route becomes an important navigational route.
A group of researchers from Norway travelled to the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet to make measurements of solar radiation and snow albedo. See video.
For 10 days scientists from Norut Narvik have wandered with ice drills and zip-lock bags on the drift ice of Svalbard.
News! The seminar program is now available for download-Norut invites you to Midnight Sun Seminar 23-24 August 2012: Two days with new knowledge, new acquaintances and new cooperation opportunities. The seminar aims to gather people from the research sector, academia and industry, as well as local and regional decision-makers.
In the High North, we are collaborating on what we have in common: tough challenges in harsh weather.
New technology makes it possible to use solar cell modules in the High North too.
Here is an overview of the Norut scientists’ contribution to this year’s Arctic Frontiers.
Drones from Norut will during a seven-week period map how long range transport of black carbon influences the melting of snow and ice in the Arctic.